Tourist sites in Ghana 5 interesting sites to visit

Our list of 5 interesting tourist sites to visit in Ghana

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There are a lot of beautiful and mind blowing  tourist sites in Ghana. She can boast of the tallest waterfall, the only manmade lake, numerous waterfalls rock formations and carvings, just to mention a few.

Join Pulse.com.gh on this journey of discovery where we visit some awesome places.

Wli Waterfall

Tourist sites in Ghana No. - Wli Waterfalls play Wli Waterfalls
 

Wli Waterfalls is a 20-kilometre drive away from the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta region of the Republic of Ghana. Standing tall and impressive inside a semi-deciduous forest is the WLI WATERFALL, the tallest waterfall in West Africa, measuring about 143 metres from the upper fall to the plunge pool below it.

Wli Waterfalls' sheer grandeur, height, beauty and cool environment beats every imagination and makes it a tourist site in Ghana to savour.

The narrow path leading to this splendid waterfall is shaded by tall trees and amazing green semi-deciduous rainforest making it impossible for the sun’s rays to touch the ground and allows passage for only two people walking side by side.

Before one will reach the fall site he or she has to cross nine wooden foot bridges that have been built over the nine meanders rivers whiles the captivating sound of the flowing water calls out to its visitors. The density of the water increases upon seeing people.

Nzulezu

Tourist sites in Ghana No.2 - Nzulezu play Nzulezu
 

Ever heard of the saying “water is life”? Some people live and survive on the lake Tanda, a spectacular tourist site.

An amazing Village where life goes on in the centre of Lake Tadane, just 90km west of Takoradi is a settlement called Nzulezu an Nzema language which means “surface water”.

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Houses are built on stilts, and traditional village life adapts to the watery conditions. One can make his way to this village by dugout canoe. The village welcomes visitors every day except Thursday, which is a sacred day it is believed to be a sacred to the lake, and it is forbidden to use and work on the lake for any activity throughout the day of Thursday. The lake is also perceived by the local population to protect against certain risks such as fire outbreak.

Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Tourist sites in Ghana No.3 - Fiema Monkey Sanctuary play

Some monkeys at the Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

 

The day that the monkey is destined to die, all the trees get slippery but that is not the case here at Boabeng Fiema Monkey sanctuary, a place where monkeys and humans live in harmony.

The tourist site Fiema monkey sanctuary is a mile apart from the villages Boabeng and Fiema.

The monkey sanctuary has no fences. This allows the monkeys relate better with the people in the town is a 35 hectare patch of woodland including the villages of Boabeng and Fiema, which are about a mile apart. The monkeys are treated as relatives and are therefore treated like humans.

Any monkey that dies is buried and funeral rites held for it just as humans. Although there are now local laws protecting the monkeys, legend says anyone who kills a monkey suffers a calamity. People of Boabeng-Fiema observe Fridays as special days for the monkey and do not go to the farm

Larabanga Mosque

Tourist sites in Ghana No.4 - Larabanga Mosque play

Larabanga Mosque

 

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart,” Mahatma Gandhi says.

The architectural model of the Larabanga mosque is a tourist site in Ghana to behold.

Larabanga is a small town located in the Northern part of Ghana. Larabanga is about 13m west of Damongo.

It is predominantly a Muslim community engaged in farming. The Larabanga Mosque as the name suggests is found in Larabanga.

It is touted as one of the oldest mosques in West Africa and in Ghana the oldest mosque. As small as it may look, the mosque is able to accommodate thousands of visitors.

Odomankoma Ahenfie

Tourist sites in Ghana No.5 - Odomankoma Ahenfie play

One of the rocks at Odomankoma Ahenfie

 

‘Palace of God’ the Odomankoma Ahenfie is a place of beutiful rock carvings believed to be carved by God himself.

Wow, this tourist site in Ghana is beyond man’s imaginations. Rocks carved into everything one can think of. This is indeed Odomankoma’s Ahenfie.

Visits they say always gives pleasure, if not the arrival, then departure. Visit these tourist sites in Ghana and your adventurous experience will never be the same.

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